packaging and binary incompatibility coming from the compiler

Andrew Haley aph at
Tue Apr 17 08:38:31 UTC 2007

Patrice Dumas writes:
 > On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 09:23:46AM +0100, Andrew Haley wrote:
 > > Patrice Dumas writes:
 > >  > 
 > >  > Sometimes changes in the compiler leads to binary incompatibility. How
 > >  > to deal with these kind of incompatibilitites? I don't think that using
 > >  > the soname for those kind of incompatibilities is right, are there other
 > >  > technniques?
 > > 
 > > The soname is the right way to do it.  Why do you believe otherwise?
 > It seemed to me that the soname was used to track the ABI compatibility
 > issues arising from changes in the library. 


 > This means using the upstream soname scheme (at least when it is
 > not broken).

That's right.  So what is the problem you want to solve?


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